glucuronic acid

noun

glu·​cu·​ron·​ic acid ˌglü-kyə-ˈrä-nik- How to pronounce glucuronic acid (audio)
: a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of mucopolysaccharides (such as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide

Word History

Etymology

gluc- + -uronic

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glucuronic acid was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Glucuronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucuronic%20acid. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

glucuronic acid

noun
gluc·​uron·​ic acid ˌglü-kyə-ˌrän-ik- How to pronounce glucuronic acid (audio)
: a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of glycosaminoglycans (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide
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